Clare joint manager Gerry O'Connor has stepped down, the squad's official Twitter account confirmed last night. 

O'Connor confirmed his departure to local paper, the Clare Echo and thanked the players, management team, county board and supporters for their assistance during his three-year stint. 

O'Connor, along with co-manager Donal Moloney, led the Clare U21 side to three All-Ireland titles in a row from 2012 to 2014. 

The pair were elevated to managing the Clare seniors after the departure of Davy Fitzgerald at the conclusion of the 2016 season. 

An indifferent first campaign concluded with a loss to Tipperary in the All-Ireland quarter-final but the managerial ticket enjoyed a strong 2018.

Clare beat Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick in the Munster round robin but surrendered a winning position against Cork in the Munster decider. 

They recovered to dispose of Wexford in the All-Ireland quarter-final, teeing up a dramatic All-Ireland semi-final saga with Galway. A pulsating draw after extra-time in Croke Park was followed by an agonising one-point loss in the replay in Thurles as Clare narrowly missed out a first All-Ireland final since 2013. 

Clare regressed in 2019, pipping Waterford in the opener but then suffering heavy defeats to both Tipperary and Limerick, piling pressure on the managerial team. 

A rousing performance and victory over Cork in the final round of games could not rescue their campaign and they exited the championship on points difference.